Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2019, 04:06 PM   #391 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
Join Date: May 2019
Location: California
Posts: 127

Hyhoe - '08 Chevy Tahoe HY2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
IF you really need POWER Generator

I suggest Thermoelectric generator..

it turns IR(heat) into power...

Think outside the box

a 45Watt version will be almost $800... you could hook it upto the output of the exhaust...300C will give you about 45watts of power

Last edited by Tahoe_Hybrid; 06-02-2019 at 04:21 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 06-02-2019, 05:22 PM   #392 (permalink)
Duck duck duck
RedDevil's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Posts: 3,506

Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
Team Honda
90 day: 54.61 mpg (US)

It - '09 Hyundai I10 Active Cool
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.77 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,351
Thanked 1,868 Times in 1,198 Posts
That has also been discussed before. The problem with thermodynamic generators is the cooling side. You simply need an enormous cooling fin.
On top of that TEGs are very expensive for the power they produce, so only make sense in applications that run continuously. Most cars are used less than 10% of the time.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.14 Gm or 0.09 MM.

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RedDevil For This Useful Post:
Xist (06-02-2019)
Old 06-02-2019, 05:24 PM   #393 (permalink)
Not Doug
Xist's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 8,396

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 36.67 mpg (US)

Mom's grandmamobile - '06 Toyota Camry SE
Thanks: 5,581
Thanked 1,575 Times in 1,198 Posts
People always say peltiers are too fragile.

Since the early-2000s, nearly every major automaker and exhaust supplier has experimented or studied thermoelectric generators, and companies including General Motors, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Renault, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Valeo, Boysen, Faurecia, Tenneco, Denso, Gentherm Inc., Alphabet Energy, and numerous others have built and tested prototypes.

Mentioned here in 2012: https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...ogies-feature/

They started a seven-year program with Ford and BMW: https://www.greencarcongress.com/201...-20120928.html
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Xist For This Useful Post:
RedDevil (06-03-2019)
Old 06-03-2019, 08:44 PM   #394 (permalink)
Renaissance Man
Formula413's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In the Northeast dreaming of the Southwest
Posts: 595

Aegean Sea - '17 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 41.59 mpg (US)
Thanks: 19
Thanked 30 Times in 23 Posts
Originally Posted by oldtamiyaphile View Post
Most new cars do this factory. On a full charge, my Renault will go about 6 miles before engaging the alternator, other than under deceleration.
My 2017 Civic does it too, nice feature to have.


  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project: Rebuilding an '01 Honda Insight as a nonhybrid Fabio Hybrids 158 01-12-2013 12:59 PM
How to get instant fuel consumption from Megasquirt TELVM Instrumentation 11 08-29-2011 03:47 PM
Kawasaki starts promoting its bikes' MPG ratings - best = 70 mpg MetroMPG Motorcycles / Scooters 35 09-10-2010 12:41 AM
Truck Trend claims 10% more MPG with K&N in 2009 Ford F-150 after bogus road test MetroMPG EcoModding Central 102 12-16-2009 07:45 PM
mpguino acted up today, lost mpg during fuel cut wagonman76 OpenGauge / MPGuino FE computer 9 06-17-2009 01:25 PM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com